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Afghanistan / Tora Bora / Bin Laden #652342

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Dec 16, 2001
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(Studio: John Roberts) The battle for the cave complexes in eastern Afghanistan introduced.

(Tora Bora mountains of Afghanistan: Mark Phillips) The fight in the Tora Bora mountains of Afghanistan featured; scenes shown of United States bombing and the Afghan fighters on the ground. [Eastern Alliance defense chief Mohammed ZAMAN - comments on the whereabouts of Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden.] [Voice of Eastern Alliance commander Hazrat ALI - (thru translator) says the victories are decisive.]

(Studio: John Roberts) Statement from Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld about the battle against fleeing Al Qaeda forces noted.

(Bagram air base, Afghanistan: Wyatt Andrews) Rumsfeld's trip to the combat zone in Afghanistan featured; scenes shown from near Kabul where he met new Afghan leader Hamid Karzai. [At Bagram air base, RUMSFELD - comments on the war; congratulates the soldiers.]

(Studio: John Roberts) Marines' search for Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar reported.

(Kandahar Airport: Allen Pizzey) An incident at the airport in Kandahar where marines were injured by an exploding land mine featured; scenes shown of captured ordnance. [Marine Captain David ROMLEY - comments on the mines.]

Andrews, Wyatt;
Phillips, Mark;
Pizzey, Allen;
Roberts, John

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